Hospitality | Restaurants
Carnevor; 3rd Street Market Hall | Milwaukee
In 2006, restauranteur Omar Shaikh opened Carnevor, a high-end downtown Milwaukee steakhouse that has become known as the go-to haunt for many professional athletes and area executives.
Shaikh is also part of the team responsible for the redevelopment of downtown Milwaukee’s Grand Avenue property. He spearheaded the multi-year effort to open 3rd St. Market Hall, a 40,000-square-foot food hall that houses local vendors, Top Golf, a selfie museum and gaming lounge.
Outside of hospitality and development, he is a partner in Wisconsin Ticket Concierge, O & B Consulting and Tuk Tuk Chicago, a short-distance electric cab service. As a member of the Wisconsin Center District board of directors, he advocated for the district to get the needed approvals to move forward with its long-planned convention center expansion. Shaikh also served on the host committee that worked to secure the 2024 Republican National Convention. He is a past board chair for VISIT Milwaukee.
Shaikh is also chairman of the Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet, which organizes the “Three Days of Christmas” initiative to provide holiday meals and gifts for nonprofits. Its “Do Good with Food” program has also raised over $41,000 to benefit Children’s Wisconsin.
He and his wife, Connie, have served as co-chairs for several Milwaukee-area fundraisers, including the Harry & Rose Sampson Jewish Community Center’s KidShare and Sharp Literacy’s A Novel Event.
Education: Bachelor’s, Cardinal Stritch University